Monday, July 16, 2007
Service Component Architecture (SCA) isn't an especially simple technology. It's also hard to figure out just by reading the specs
. To help make clear what SCA is, I've written a white paper that introduces the topic, available here
My original goal for this paper was to create a straight tutorial that all of SCA's creators would agree was accurate. This turned out to be impossible. Different vendors have different perspectives on how SCA should be presented and even on which parts of the technology are important
. Accordingly, while I've done my best to be accurate and objective, I'm certain that there will be some disagreement with how I've described or positioned a few things. Still, my hope is that there's value in an overview of the topic from somebody with no particular vendor ax to grind.
And one more thing: Although everything I produce reflects my take on a topic, I get paid for most of the papers I write. That's not the case here. I've been interested in SCA since it first went public in late 2005, yet I don't think this technology has gotten the attention it deserves. Maybe providing a place for people to start understanding it can help change that.